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Olwen Finds Her Wings Edition 1

September 2021
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    21st September 2021
  • ISBN 9781782507123
  • Pages 40 pp.
  • Size 9.4" x 11.3"

Olwen the baby owl is not happy. Sitting on her branch is boring. What else can little owls do?

Olwen longs to be just like hare, squirrel, and bear, but no matter how hard she tries she cannot hop, scamper, or roar. That's not what owls do. But the little owl soon discovers that she might be able to do something just as wonderful. Can Olwen find her wings and soar?

This sweet, charming picture book sensitively explores the longing to be different and celebrates embracing what makes each of us special. With expressive, intricate illustrations and a lively story, mother and daughter team Nora and Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin have created a loveable picture book full of heart.

(Ages 3 to 6 years)

Praise for Nora and Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin:

“The illustrations are beyond marvelous.”
Youth Services Book Review, on Otto and the Secret Light of Christmas

“Manages to be rewarding and will give young readers/listeners a lot to think about during a holiday that is often so commercialized.”
Kirkus Reviews, Otto and the Secret Light of Christmas

“Reading Otto and the Secret Light of Christmas aloud is absolutely charming; the authors use wonderful, poetic language. Hearing the story of Otto and his new friends you can almost feel the snow crunching under your shoes and hear the wind howling in the tree tops.”
The Reading Castle

“Thoughtful, detailed illustrations on almost every page make this story an ideal read for the child who wants to settle in a corner with a captivating book.”
Carousel, on Otto and the Secret Light of Christmas

“The soft, intricate, glowing illustrations added so much to my appreciation of the story. I enjoyed the richness of the language. The descriptions of the forest, scenery, and characters are absolutely magical. I can imagine parents and children cuddled up, drinking hot chocolate and reading this book together.”
Oregon Coast Youth Book Review, on Otto and the Secret Light of Christmas

Nora Surojegin

Nora Surojegin is an author, illustrator, and graphic designer from Finland. She lives in Espoo, near Helsinki and the Gulf of Finland, where she enjoys creating imaginative worlds. Her books have been translated into several languages. Nora created Otto and the Secret Light of Christmas (Floris Books) in collaboration with her mother Pirkko-Liisa.